Lupe Fiasco has officially released his highly-anticipated mixtape, Friend of the People, for free. His last mixtape, Enemy of the State, was also released on Thanksgiving two years ago.

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Dre Okorley on 11/24/11 - 08:19 PM
You can check out 30 second clips of each track on the upcoming Pusha T album Fear of God II: Let Us Pray here.
Drew Beringer on 11/02/11 - 09:23 AM
You can now download A$AP Rocky's new mixtape Live. Love. A$AP. for free here.
Drew Beringer on 10/31/11 - 04:47 PM
Earlier today Rick Ross suffered a seizure on an airplane. He is now in the hospital, reportedly "doing fine."
Blake Solomon on 10/14/11 - 11:33 AM
You can now download the "stems" of all the tracks on Death Grips' Exmilitary.
Adam Pfleider on 09/22/11 - 12:14 PM
You can check out a new Lil Wayne track here. It's unknown whether or not this track will appear on the upcoming Tha Carter IV.
Drew Beringer on 05/25/11 - 12:28 AM
Vonnegutt will release $Free.99 on May 23. The mixtape features collaborations with Big Boi, Will Pugh (of Cartel), Cutty Cartel, Aleon Craft, Sugar Tongue Slim, Tony Williams, Shannel, Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra), Cassadee Pope (of Hey Monday) and many more. The album's first video/song for free download can be found on the band's site. It's a re-working of Drake's "Find Your Love" featuring Will Pugh (of Cartel) & Outasight.
Adam Pfleider on 04/20/11 - 02:25 PM
Complex.com claims to have found Earl Sweatshirt from OFWGKTA in Somoa, but Tyler, The Creator denies it.
Paul Tao on 04/14/11 - 08:50 AM
Online record store Insound is having a 15% off sale on essential hip-hop vinyl. The group of 31 albums ranges from recent to older releases, so be sure to check it out if you're looking to add to your collection for a great price.
Ian Walker on 03/24/11 - 02:21 PM
On this day in 1997, Notorious B.I.G. was murdered. Remember Christopher Wallace in the replies if you wish.
Blake Solomon on 03/09/11 - 09:32 AM
Head here to check out Kyle Lucas (Vonnegutt) and STS (Black Thought's Money Making Jam Boys) spitting some rhymes over Pierce the Veil's "Caraphenilia."
Adam Pfleider on 02/04/11 - 01:30 PM
Ninjasonik will have a release party for their new mixtape, Anxiety Attacks, in New York City on Jan 12th. Flyer in the replies.
Adam Pfleider on 01/05/11 - 06:06 PM
MC Hammer released a Jay-Z diss song. Hip hop weeps.

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Blake Solomon on 11/01/10 - 12:50 PM
T.I. had his probation revoked and will serve 11 months in prison

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Blake Solomon on 10/15/10 - 02:26 PM
Apache Chief's new Birthday Suit EP, featuring the single "Birthday Suit" is available on Bandcamp for $1.
Tony Pascarella on 08/24/10 - 11:09 AM
Watch The Maine covering Outkast's "Roses" here.

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Blake Solomon on 08/16/10 - 02:46 PM
We're not just a punk site. I'm looking for someone who loves hip-hop as much as me, but can dedicate more time to the genre with news postings and reviews. If you are interested, please submit a few hip-hop reviews here. You can also email me when you submit a hip-hop review so I can check it out.
Drew Beringer on 08/06/10 - 11:34 AM
Drake has started recording his next album.

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Blake Solomon on 07/16/10 - 02:52 PM
You can now stream Big Boi's new solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son of Chico Dusty, on Billboard.

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Blake Solomon on 07/01/10 - 08:29 AM
Head to the replies to hear Snoop Dogg's new song about True Blood.

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Blake Solomon on 06/18/10 - 03:01 PM
You can see the album cover to T.I.'s new album King Uncaged in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 06/14/10 - 06:42 PM
Lil Wayne recently called in from prison to freestyle over Drake's beat from "Light Up."

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Blake Solomon on 06/09/10 - 07:17 AM
You can hear another new Big Boi song, called "General Patton," right here.
Blake Solomon on 06/07/10 - 08:25 AM
Lil Jon's first album in almost 6 years, Crunk Rock, is streaming on Billboard.com. The new record, due out June 8 on Universal Republic, features guest spots from Ice Cube, Soulja Boy, R. Kelly, Damian Marley, LMFAO, 3OH3!, and Whole Wheat Bread, among others.
Tony Pascarella on 06/05/10 - 07:16 PM
You can watch Eminem's new music video for "Not Afraid" in the replies. His new album Recovery is available June 22.
Tony Pascarella on 06/05/10 - 06:45 PM
Shad has released his official music video for "Rose Garden." Check it in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 05/31/10 - 09:29 AM
A new Kanye West song featuring Dwele called "Power" can be heard here. The song is rumored to be the first single from the upcoming Good Ass Job.
Blake Solomon on 05/28/10 - 09:17 AM
See Big Boi's awesome new music video for "Shutterbugg" here.

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Blake Solomon on 05/28/10 - 07:34 AM
You can hear a new Drake song featuring Jay-Z called "Light Up" right here.

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Blake Solomon on 05/27/10 - 11:54 AM
The Roots will release How I Got Over on June 22nd. Tracklisting and album art is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 05/20/10 - 10:36 PM
Jay-Z is releasing a greatest hits compilation on June 29th called The Hits (Collection Vol. 1). More info is here.

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Blake Solomon on 05/17/10 - 07:25 AM
B.o.B's new album is streaming on myspace.

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Blake Solomon on 04/25/10 - 08:07 PM
Travis Barker is producing Paul Wall's upcoming album Heart of a Champion.

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Blake Solomon on 04/21/10 - 07:02 AM
Go here to listen to "Airplanes," the new B.O.B. song featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore.

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Blake Solomon on 04/12/10 - 08:00 AM
Hayley Williams will be on a song from B.O.B.'s new album. The song's other special guest? Why of course, it's Eminem.
Blake Solomon on 04/04/10 - 10:27 PM
Drake's debut, Thank Me Later, has a tentative release date of May 25th.

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Blake Solomon on 03/30/10 - 08:00 AM
Erykah Badu has posted a timer on her site leading up the release of her new album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh).
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/24/10 - 12:40 AM
T.I.'s new album will drop August 24th.

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Blake Solomon on 03/10/10 - 08:12 AM
Lil Wayne's Rebirth is on track to sell around 150K copies in its first week. For some perspective: 2008's Tha Carter III sold one million copies in its first week.

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Blake Solomon on 02/06/10 - 10:26 AM
Lil Wayne's new album Rebirth is being streamed on myspace.

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Blake Solomon on 01/31/10 - 09:47 PM
Kid Cudi's next album will be called Cudder and the Revolution of Evolution.

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Blake Solomon on 01/18/10 - 09:18 PM
A list of Hip-Hop's most controversial album covers can be found here.

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Blake Solomon on 01/14/10 - 09:42 AM
Hyro Da Hero's new album, Belo Horizonte, is available for free download on his website.
Steve Henderson on 12/28/09 - 11:41 PM
Kid Cudi has been dropped from Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour after punching a fan during a concert in Vancouver last weekend.
Blake Solomon on 12/18/09 - 08:17 AM
Lil' Wayne was sentenced to a year in prison today on gun charges.

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Blake Solomon on 12/16/09 - 12:02 PM
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